After all these years, SDI is facing a new dynamic in labor relations - the USW

Oct 21, 2005 | 07:18 AM | Scott Robertson

The pending acquisition of Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. will open new product and regional markets for Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., but it also will open a new chapter in labor relations for SDI.

SDI is a non-union mini-mill, but by acquiring Roanoke it will also take on the assets of Steel of West Virginia Inc. (SWVA), Huntington, W.Va., a subsidiary of Roanoke that will become part of SDI when the deal closes. SWVA employs about 548 at locations in Memphis, Tenn., and Huntington. The 446 employees at Huntington are represented by the United Steelworkers union.....

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